The Best Cicero Quotes
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) is generally considered Rome’s greatest orator and the master of Latin prose. He was also a powerful statesman, a successful lawyer and an influential... More > philosopher. Indeed, his affect on European literature and ideas, notably the Renaissance period, is almost unparalleled.
Luckily, as Cicero was declared a ‘righteous pagan’ by the early Catholic Church, many of his works have been preserved, including recorded speeches, books on rhetoric and philosophy. From these, comes this collection of the best Cicero quotes.< Less
The World's Funniest Proverbs
As the title suggests, this is a collection of funny proverbs from all over the world. Arranged by subject, the proverbs cover a range of topics from 'Life' and 'Death' to 'Pessimism' and 'Marriage'... More > and highlight the fact that cultures may vary enormously, but humour and common sense can be very, very similarly expressed!< Less
The Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, otherwise known as Mahatma (‘venerable’ or ‘great soul’) was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, in Gujarat, western India. He became an... More > influential political and spiritual leader renowned for his non-violent civil rights crusade and leadership of the Indian independence movement. He is widely seen as the Father of the Nation in India. This collection of Gandhi’s best quotes comes from his writings and speeches and reflects his spiritual strength and courage.< Less
The Best Oscar Wilde Quotes
One of the greatest playwrights of his time, Wilde was also a novelist, poet, essayist and celebrated wit, noted for his involvement in the art movement Aestheticism. Amongst his many successes were... More > his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).
This compilation brings together snippets from a wide range of Wilde’s work and showcases the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned.< Less